Bible Studies and classes
WELCA Bible Study
WELCA Bible Study meets once a month on the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.
Faith Circle is held the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Women's Circle Bible Study
Women's Circle Bible Study is held the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.
UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE
This is Episode 1 of an ongoing series that explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible. Here you'll be introduced to a condensed history of how the Bible came into existence, and the different forms of the Bible in the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christian traditions.
Episode 2 summarizes the overall story of the Bible as a series of crossroad decisions. All humanity, followed by the Israelites, redefine good and evil and end up in Babylon. They are followed by Jesus, who takes a different path that opens up the way to a new creation.
Episode 3 shows how reading the Bible wisely requires that we learn about the ancient literary styles used by the biblical authors. These writers expressed their ideas and claims through a variety of different type of literature, and this video will explore why it's important to tell them apart so we can hear their message on their terms.
Old Testament: Did you know that the arrangement of the Old Testament in Christian Bibles is not original? Along with all ancient Jews, Jesus encountered the Scriptures as a three-part collection of scrolls known as the Torah, Prophets, and Writings, or “TaNaK” for short. In this video we’ll explore why this matters, and what happens when you read the Hebrew Scriptures in the traditional Jewish order.
Enter the Bible
New Testament: The New Testament is not as disconnected from the Old Testament as some might assume. The cohesion is made evident in the writings of the New Testament where authors often reference back to Old Testament scriptures. The New Testament Overview video shows the connection between the testaments and how the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus.